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> On Mar 4, 2018, at 12:29 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism 
> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> Two asshole Panglosses get taken down in the NY Times but not nearly as 
> viciously as they deserve:
> Steven Pinker:
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/books/review/steven-pinker-enlightenment-now.html
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/books/review/steven-pinker-enlightenment-now.html>
“Taken down”? Here’s how the Pinker review ends:

"Steven Pinker’s book is full of vigor and vim, and it sets out to inspire a 
similar energy in its readers.

"He cites one study of “negativity bias” that says a critic who pans a book “is 
perceived as more competent than a critic who praises it.” I will just have to 
take that risk: “Enlightenment Now” strikes me as an excellent book, lucidly 
written, timely, rich in data and eloquent in its championing of a rational 
humanism that is — it turns out — really  quite cool.”

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